Welcome to the University of Kansas!

  • Updated, suite style dorms.
  • KSHSAA coaches class and test will be administered at no additional charge.
  • Traditional NDA camp schedule allowing teams to bring home Team Dance and multiple style routines.
  • For more information, contact Kelsey Scheffer at kscheffer@varsity.com.

Location Tips

  • Coaches, be sure to check out the routine previews prior to camp. You get to request what you would like to learn at NDA. – Kelsey
  • Students interested in attending KU, consider scheduling a tour with admissions right after camp while you’re already here! – Sam
  • Bring something to take notes with for Coaches Meetings.  There are always so many great ideas shared in Swap Shop. – Britney

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Testimonials from Camp

"'This is our second year at KU. We loved being in the bigger gym without the arena. KU staff at the dorms were top notch and very friendly and accommodating to our girls.'" Coach AndreaStaley High School
"'We loved the team routine because we always take it back and perform it at our first pep assembly. We also liked the hip hop dances as we tend to use those for our football games and pep assemblies. Super beneficial to the start of our season!'" Coach KeianaShawnee Mission West High School
"'The facilities of KU were great! Everything was convenient, especially eating in the same dorm building to then walk a short distance to the Rec. The new suite-style dorms were comforting to be in.'" Coach ChristinePiper High School

Camp Notes

Camp Theme

It’s all about the JOURNEY at NDA Summer Camp!

This summer we are exploring the invaluable role dancers play in their communities as athletes, ambassadors, performers, role models and spirit raisers. Not only will the journey at NDA Summer Camp be fun and educational, but also lead to self-discovery so your athletes can return to their peers as empowered, respectful leaders. What will you discover on your #JourneyWithNDA?

What to Bring

  • A great attitude!
  • Camp Wear
  • Dance Shoes
  • Water Bottle
  • Funner Day Outfit — see below for ideas on what to wear!

Download NDA Packing List

What to Wear

We are going on a JOURNEY at NDA Summer Camp! Discover the importance of respect, hard work, encouragement, confidence and just having fun. Speaking of fun, here are some outfit ideas to plan for FUNNER DAY at camp:

  • Take flight as PILOTS
  • Set sail as SAILORS
  • Shoot for the stars as ASTRONAUTS
  • Stay on track as TRAIN CONDUCTORS
  • Explore new frontiers as EXPLORERS
  • Enjoy seeing new things as TOURISTS
  • Discover something new as SCUBA DIVERS
  • Set a course for success as OLYMPIC ATHLETES
  • Get creative and have FUN!

Team Up for St. Jude

Varsity Spirit partners with St. Jude to support its mission of finding cures for children fighting cancer and other catastrophic illnesses. Each summer, we ask every dancer attending a Varsity Spirit camp to send fundraising letters to friends and family around the country, asking for donations to the renowned hospital. Join the fight and pre-order your letters for NDA Summer Camp today!

pre-order st. jude letters

Required Forms & FAQs

Come into NDA Summer Camp fully prepared! Access required forms and read through our frequently asked questions before coming to camp.

required forms & faqs